We Present You The Interesting Life Story Of ‘Manyam Veerudu’ Alluri Sitarama Raju

Chinnathanam lo Superstar Krishna ‘Alluri Sitarama Raju’ movie chusi ventane kannellu tuduchukuntu baanam tayaru chesukoni british ani goda ki raasi baanalu vesa, ‘VANDEMAATARAM’ antu same Krishna gari dialogue laa arustu. Aa range impact inchina character and cinema adi, first time oka cinema chusi trance ki guri kaavadam naku Alluri Sitarama Raju movie tho ne jarigindi. After so many years, malli Alluri ni screen meedha chudabothunnam, adi master of elevations Rajamouli direction lo, I can’t even imagine how RRR is going to be, it’s going to emotional & cathartic. #BRACEYOURSELF

Nannu enthagaano prabhavam chesina Alluri gaari jeevitham ni ikkada cheppadaniki try chesa, chadavandi. Thank You

  • Alluri Sitarama Raju was born on July 4th, 1897 in a village called Mogallu near Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh. With several other sources citing it to be the village of Mogallu in West Godavari District. New reports suggest that the village of Pandrangi in Bheemunipatnam, as his precise place of birth.

  • His father died when he was in school and he grew up in the care of his uncle ‘Rama Krishnam Raju’, a tehsildar in Narsapur in the West Godavari district.
  • In his teens, Rama Raju, contemplated taking up Sannyasa. At age 15, he moved to his mother’s home town of Visakhapatnam. He often visited far flung areas in the Visakhapatnam district, and became familiar with the struggles of the tribal people there.

  • Around this time, he became friend of a rich man and developed platonic love, for his friends sister, named Sita, whose untimely demise left him heartbroken. In order to make her memory eternal, Rama Raju then prefixed her name to his, and came to be popularly known as Sita Rama Raju.
  • Alluri in his high school days was often found riding his uncle’s horses to distant hilly places, and making himself acquaint with the various problems being faced by different groups of tribal people, who were then living under the exploitative British rule. He was particularly moved on seeing the hardships of the Koyas, a hill tribal people.

  • After quitting school, he travelled around the country, on seeing the socio-economic conditions of people, particularly those of the tribals, he was severely appalled and decided to build a movement for their emancipation from the British rule. He then settled down on the Papi hills near Godavari District and lived among the tribals.
  • Alluri started to organise and educate the tribals about their rights, and prepared them for a fight against the oppression and tyranny of the forest and revenue officials, missionaries and police.

  • Alluri most famously led the Rampa Rebellion (1922-24) against the British for their imposition of the 1882 Madras Forest Act, which restricted the local tribal community, particularly the Koya tribe, access to the forests to practice their traditional podu agricultural system, a form of shifting cultivation using slash and burn methods.
  • The Rampa Revolt was fought between the years 1922 and 1924. Alluri and his men stormed several police stations and killed many British officers and stole arms and ammunition for their battle.

  • Alluri would sign a letter in the Police stations diary, giving details of the plunder from that station, and would write the date and time of his attack, daring police to stop him if they can.
  • The British government had to spend over ₹40 lakh in those days to defeat the rebellion led by Alluri speaks volumes about the success of the Rampa Rebellion. Even the british Government tried to win him over by offering 60 Acres of fertile land for his Ashram, but Alluri rejected them and stood by the people.

  • After putting up a massive effort for nearly two years, the British forces finally managed to capture Alluri Sitarama Raju in the forests of Chintapalle, he was then tied to a tree and executed by shooting on 7 May 1924 in the village of Koyyuru.
  • The people honoured him with the title ‘Manyam Veerudu’ which translates to ‘Hero of the jungles’.

  • In 1986, India Post released a commemorative stamp in honour of Alluri Sitarama Raju.
  • Mahatma Gandhi paid his tribute to the life of Sitarama Raju, saying, “Though I do not approve of his armed rebellion, I pay my homage to his bravery and sacrifice.” Jawaharlal Nehru commented that, “Raju was one of those few heroes that could be counted on fingers.” Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose noted that Alluri was fierce in his determination, and his unparalleled courage and sacrifice for people will ensure him a place in history.

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